Sungo Carrera

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Clemente Carreras

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 190 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sungo Carrera, also called Carreras, managed the Cuban national team to Gold Medals in the Amateur World Series shortly after both the Fulgencio Batista coup and the Fidel Castro revolution, putting together teams on short notice and amidst turmoil. He led Cuba to Gold in both the 1952 Amateur World Series and 1961 Amateur World Series. After leaving Cuba, he managed the Spanish national team in the 1975 European Championship.

He played in the Negro Leagues in 1938 to 1941. He played for the New York Cubans in 1938, 1940 and 1941 and for the Cuban Stars in 1939.

He later managed in the Mexican League, the highest level of professional baseball in Mexico. He skippered the Monterrey Sultanes from 1962 to 1964, the Angeles de Puebla in 1976 and the Tampico Alijadores in 1977. He also managed Granada in Nicaragua and the Piratas di Madrid in Spain, coached in Puerto Rico and scouted for the Kansas City Royals.

He was elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1962 Sultanes de Monterrey Mexican League 77-53 1st League Champs
1963 Sultanes de Monterrey Mexican League 70-62 3rd
1964 Sultanes de Monterrey Mexican League 66-74 6th
1976 Angeles de Puebla Mexican League 80-55 1st Lost in 1st round
1977 Alijadores de Tampico Mexican League -- -- replaced by Benny Valenzuela

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